Well, now's your chance to put him on the spot!
Jim, who is famous for his book on the Physics of Superheros and more recently The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science that Made Our World, though I knew him originally because of his work with emergent properties in complex systems, will be Desiree Schell's guest on Skeptically Speaking.
Seriously, if you have not heard or seen Jim speak you have missed something very enjoyable. If you have, I know you are simply going to tune in if you hear him once you'll be a fan. And, if you've not ever heard Skeptically Speaking then you are merely living life as an empty shell, so get on that, it's easy to fix. Here are the details:
This week, we're looking at the mindbending physics that happens on the smallest imaginable scales. We're joined by physics professor James Kakalios, to talk about his book The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science that Made Our World. And on the podcast, we'll speak to physicist and philosopher Victor Stenger, about the ways that quantum physics buzzwords are misused to support some not so scientific claims.
We record live with James Kakalios on Sunday, October 30 at 6 pm MT. The podcast will be available to download at 9 pm MT on Friday, November 4.
I'm afraid I don't have a good opinion of him, Greg.
I pointed out to him that he has a major arithmetical error ( = order of magnitude) in chapter one of Physics of Superheroes, but he doesn't want to issue an Errata note. That's not good, scientists should accept when they are wrong :-(